This family-friendly grade II listed Regency style building, in a glorious setting overlooking tranquil Esthwaite Water, is an ideal base for cheap family breaks, school trips and activity breaks. Great for walking and cycling holidays, nearby Grizedale Forest also offers some of the country’s best routes if you're looking for a mountain biking holiday.
Explore the surrounding Beatrix Potter country from here, or there’s easy access to the southern fells and Lake Windermere. YHA Hawkshead also offers our biggest choice of Camping and Cabins - with an atmospheric village of camping pods, cabins and tipis in our grounds. Expect tranquil views, fabulous beer and plenty of Regency charm.
FREE WI-FI available in communal areas for guests!
Can't find a bed on your preferred date? Try choosing a different room type from the selection box above. Alternatively please call us on 0800 0191 700 or +44 (0) 1629 592 700. Members of YHA or Hostelling International are entitled to a discount of up to £3/night off the prices quoted above for bookings at YHA operated properties. Member discounts are redeemable at the checkout stage of your online booking. Family room prices are only available if your booking contains at least one adult and one child under 18.
07.00 - 23.00
15.00 - 22.30
07.30 - 10.00
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception. Bedding is supplied in all rooms.
There is free parking on site and an overflow car park for use during busy times.
Dogs can stay on our campsite and in our camping pods, cabins and tipis. There is a £5 charge per dog per night for our camping pod, cabin and tipi accommodation which is payable upon arrival. You can bring your dog for free if you are camping in your own tent.
Pets are not permitted in the hostel accommodation at YHA Hawkshead however, assistance dogs are welcome throughout, please advise upon booking.
Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.
Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0QD
By car: From the M6 J36 take the A590 towards Barrow in Furness. At Newby Bridge, go straight on at the roundabout then take next right following signs to Lakeside and Hawkshead. From Hawkshead village turn right out of the village following signs for Newby Bridge. YHA Hawkshead is 1 mile out of the village.
The nearest train station is Windermere (12 miles away). From here there is a bus service to the village of Hawkshead, bus number 505. YHA Hawkshead is located one mile south of Hawkshead bus stop.
The nearest coach stop is in Windermere.
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YHA Hawkshead is situated in a tranquil location in the Lake District which is perfect for large family getaways and you can hire the whole hostel to yourself with YHA Exclusive Hire! YHA Hawkshead benefits from a courtyard building which is also available for exclusive use. Visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website for more information and to book.